Art and Live Theater

Bigfork is an artist’s paradise. Our community is surrounded by beauty and supportive of local artists from all walks of life. It might surprise you to see how many art galleries, museums and independent visual artists we have in our small town. Not to mention music venues and festivals that bring world-class musicians to the Bigfork stage.

Bigfork Art & Cultural Center
The Bigfork Art and Cultural Center strives to celebrate and preserve the history of Bigfork and Montana; to provide opportunities for Montana artists to thrive; to explore new ideas and new trends in art and culture; and to serve as a creative and educational hub for all who visit. See their website for upcoming exhibits and be sure to visit the gift shop, featuring items from Montana’s own artists, artisans and authors.

Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts
The Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts is the premier venue for musical theater, stage productions, dance, music, and educational programming in Northwest Montana. The Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts and the Bigfork Summer Playhouse, a professional theater in the heart of Bigfork, present theater and musical events year-round. It’s not unusual for these events to be sold out, as the production level far exceeds what many would expect from a small town. In fact, some of the playhouse performers have gone on to work on Broadway. Contact the Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts to find out about current plays, musical theatre, live music, concerts, movies and more.

Bigfork Summer Playhouse Broadway in the Rockies – Theater by the Bay
The Bigfork Summer Playhouse is the famous theater and is the heart of the art scene in Bigfork all summer long. Be sure to catch a show – see their website for upcoming show schedule and to buy tickets.

Gypsy Theatre Guild is an all-inclusive community theatre company in the Flathead Valley with an emphasis on “community.” We are a 501c(3) nonprofit organization, and we encourage anyone with a desire to be a part of a quality community theatre production to join us.
Always wanted to act? Come and audition for a part. Never wanted to act? How about trying your hand at set building, backstage management, sound, lighting, props, costumes, makeup or even ushering!
NO EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY, and ALL experience levels are welcome! Whether you are a seasoned theatre veteran or have never participated in a theatrical production before.

Live Music

Crown of the Continent Guitar Festival
Enriching the lives of students, artists, teachers and audiences through the performance, composition, study and celebration of the guitar. The Crown of the Continent Guitar Foundation holds an annual Guitar Festival and Workshop with related educational events throughout the year that attract world-class artists, superlative teachers, eager students and enthusiastic audiences who appreciate the music of the guitar, all surrounded by the magical splendor of Montana.

Riverbend Concerts in the Park
The Riverbend Concerts take place every Sunday mid June to end of August in the Everit L. Sliter Memorial Park, on Bridge Street in Bigfork. Concerts start at 7pm

More Music In Bigfork
Many of our area venues and businesses feature live music throughout the year. See upcoming Live Music Events in Bigfork this month.